By Olayinka Latona
…Says RCCG is a covenant church…
DESPITE rave criticisms that greeted the planned construction of a three kilo-meter auditorium at the Redeemed Christian Church of God’s Redemption Camp along Lagos-Ibadan Expressway, the General Overseer of the church Sunday disclosed that the said auditorium and several other developments in the church are but a child’s play.
Speaking during a special prayer programme organised for RCCG Region 1 for youths and newly ordained ministers in the church at the church headquarters in Ebute Metta Lagos, the former mathematics lecturer said the church is founded on God’s covenant, and therefore its current growth cannot be comprehended by human wisdom.
Giving hint of changes to expect in the church, he said: “A day is coming in my lifetime when the ordination of mini-sters will be divided into three sessions, morning, afternoon and evening sessions and more than 25,000 persons will be ordained in each of the sessions. You can say the dreamer has come again, but I know my dreams always turn to true”.
Continuing, Daddy G.O. said: “RCCG was not built on human wisdom or ability. The last time I was at Malaysia we had but a house fellowship; but today there are 45 parishes of the church. One bishop said they should give him five years and he would leave RCCG far behind; I smiled and I said he will soon discover the differ-ence between human wisdom and divine assistance because we have God on our side”.
Admonishing Nigerian youths, Pastor Adeboye said they must not to be carried away by materialism and new generation churches, stressing that RCCG is founded on the foundation of God.
He prayed that the youths will have a glorious future but they should shun sin, and engage in evangelism and in return God will bless them.
In his words: “Youths in the Redeemed Christian Church of God, don’t be dazzled by the new age generation churches, this is the church founded on the foundation of the Most High God. Redeemed youths do not be bothered about those who are going around with diverse miracles and gymn-astics.
“You will have a glorious tomorrow and I will use part of it before I go even after I have gone the real glory of RCCG will be revealed. It is where I stop that you will begin. You cannot dwell in sin because He is a holy God and if you want goodness and mercy to follow you all the days of your life, you better be holy. You cannot afford to follow the world and still expect God to be your support-er,” he said.
According to him, “people said all manner of things about me when we began, called me a bush boy, old fashioned and all sorts of things. The modern ones, they rose like a balloon but the balloon punctured but I told them that the God I serve is conservative; the same yesterday, today and forever. If you abide under His everlast-ing arm, He will guide you forever.”